Transaero announced (not sure if they actually commenced) DME-GIG back in 2010/11 with the 747-400. Previously Aeroflot served Buenos Aires, Lima, Rio, Santiago and Sao Paulo, flown either via Havana or Sal if I'm remembering correctly. The last service was withdrawn around 20 years ago I think - so...Jump to post
This is very subjective, but I'd suggest it would be the various ACMI carriers, where the public usually don't even realise that aren't being flown by the company they booked with. Especially if it's a damp lease, as the cabin crew are 'on brand'. Often the only distinction is a small logo by the do...Jump to post
May family told me (and I believed!) that it took 7 miles for a 747 to take off.
The first time I saw a VS A343, I thought it was a 707.
I'm sure I've forgotten quite a few: Arrived: ARW - Departed by train BHD - Departed from BFS BHK - Departed by taxi BSL - Departed by train DCA - Departed from IAD DWC - Departed from DXB IGU - Departed from AGT KER - Departed by train KUT - Departed by bus LDE - Departed by train LUG - Departed by...Jump to post
Jet2 have operated a small number of seasonal charters from various UK points to New York with the 757, marketed as 'Christmas Shopping Flights'Jump to post
In truth, they would court any Western aligned major / national airlines that were prepared to fly it and could afford it. In particular, Iran Air was a major hope for the Concorde program, right up until the revolution when they were the last airline to formally cancel their orders. It is likely th...Jump to post
Very rarely if I'm travelling alone - only if I'm travelling for a week or longer
But if I'm travelling with the other half, then we'll usually check for anything more than a single overnight. She apparently needs to travel with more than just jeans and a T-shirt...
The duration seems a little long here In the past, I recall Intersky flew some really long sports charters with the ATR. BFS-TIA comes to mind, which was a little over 5 hours in the air and 1,300nm traveled. So I'm wondering why it took these ferry flights almost 3 hours longer to travel under 400n...Jump to post
Gatwick has a good rail connection, I'd argue better connected than LHR - at least for choice of destinations. There are direct trains to St Pancras (Kings Cross) which connects the midlands and east coast mainline to Scotland, with Euston only a short walk for the west coast main line. . Unless yo...Jump to post
Most types would have some form of performance limitation into Jackson Hole, due to the altitude. It's interesting that all of the airport's declared distances are 6,300ft. From pictures I've seen, the airport seems to have no obstacles at either end, which to me would suggest they could promulgate ...Jump to post
A few unhappy aviation enthusiasts last week booked the BA A380 proving flight to Madrid from LHR and it was substituted with an A321.... Yes, I was one of them! Although it was my first BA A321 NEO, so at least that was something. If I fly BA shorthaul it's almost exclusively from LGW, so I was un...Jump to post
Lots of 0.01 EUR / GBP flights with Ryanair
My average sector cost is around £20 - even including long haul and the occasional premium class trip.
I'm not sure Air Europa would have the authority to place an order currently, considering the IAG takeover is still progressing to the best of my knowledge. So this leaves relatively few options - depending on the definition of Europe I agree with other posters that LOT is a strong contender, and UI...Jump to post
In the UK, you will soon be able to fly into RAF Valley (HLY) with Eastern Airways. This operates as the Welsh airlink from Cardiff which had been paused due to Covid and airline failures. And also in the UK, Newquay Airport (NQY) saw flights for decades whilst classed as RAF St Mawgan. The military...Jump to post
A reasonable number: BBU - Bucharest, Romania DOH - Doha, Qatar (Old) DOK - Donetsk, Ukraine ETH - Eilat, Israel GLO - Gloucester, UK IST - Istanbul, Turkey (Old) MPW - Mariupol, Ukraine OXF - Oxford, UK PLH - Plymouth, UK SBK - St Brieuc, France SDV - Tell Aviv, Israel SXF - Berlin, Germany THF - B...Jump to post
If you allow train rides in between, probably mine, from 2000, would look like this: 1 KBP-SVO on VV (Aerosvit) 2 SVO-OMS on SU (Aeroflot) (a train ride inbetween) 3 BAX-KJA on 5M (Sibaviatrans) 4 KJA-DME on 7B (KrasAir) 5 SVO-KBP on UN (Transaero) There must have been something before an after, so...Jump to post
It has been possible to travel between Europe and North America by turboprops a few times in the past years, when different services lined up. Generally routings were UK - Iceland - Greenland - Canada, with carriers like FlyBe, Air Iceland and Air Greenland. The sticking point has generally been the...Jump to post
Many of the flights are unnecessary - but time is money. In this respect, football clubs are no different to other businesses. I mean, some of these flights are ridiculously short and have a massive climate impact, and there are five tiers in the English league - I guarantee you Plymouth coach or tr...Jump to post
As I understand it, part of the issue is the strength of KTM's runway. Using the ACN / PCN method, the runway at KTM has a PCN assessed as 54 FAYT - the 77W meanwhile has an ACN of 64*. Sure, an EK 77W is unlikely to be going out at MTOW, but that's still a reasonable discrepancy. For comparison, th...Jump to post
Growing up in the West Country (near Plymouth), before BRS became a large hub for LCCs, I was used to long overland trips to reach an airport. At the most extreme, LHR was 4-5 hours by road and LTN / LGW / STN 5-6 hours. Some 'fun' childhood memories there, airports reached overland from that region...Jump to post
The top few for me - I've combined flights for airlines that fly under the same brand x 112 - easyJet Group (Europe, Swiss, UK) x 100 - Air Southwest (Not the US Southwest) x 71 - Iberia Group (Mainline, Air Nostrum, Express) x 67 - Ryanair Group (Mainline, UK, Buzz, Sun, Malta Air) x 48 - KLM Group...Jump to post
This was pretty common with airports in Ukraine and I think other parts of the former Soviet Union. I'm guessing because the large 'modern' (ha!) baggage belts would not fit easily inside many of the historic railway style terminal buildings, so new annexes were built to accommodate the arrivals. It...Jump to post
I do like the ATR, lots of enjoyable flights on them ATR 42-300 / 500 / 600 Aer Arann (-300) Air Wales (-300) Airlinair (-500) Azerbaijan Airlines (-500) Danu Or Transportas (-300) Stobart Air (-300) White Airways (-600) ATR 72-200 / 500 / 600 Aer Lingus (-500) Air Nostrum (-500) Arkia (-500) Azerba...Jump to post
Well, I think it's actually worth booking trips again now 03.11.2021 ... LGW-MAD ... Air Europa ... B737-800 03.11.2021 ... MAD-TFN ... Air Europa ... B787-8 06.11.2021 ... TFN-FNC ... Binter ... ATR 72 10.11.2021 ... FNC-LIS ... TAP ... A320-200 10.11.2021 ... LIS-LGW ... TAP ... A320-200 27.11.202...Jump to post
Hopefully still more to come! An-2 - DOSSAF (Belarus Air Force) An-12 - Ruby Star (An-12BP) An-24B / RV, An-26, An-30 - Air Koryo (An-24B / RV) - Genex (An-26B) - Grodno Aviakompania (An-30M) - Lugansk Airlines (An-24RV) - Motor Sich Airlines (An-24RV) - Wind Rose Aviation (An-24RV) An-72 - Motor Si...Jump to post
Thanks again everyone... going to take the train from Paddingotn.. I especially want to see the town of Dawlish. Lots of you tube videos of the channel battering the tracks! You may get more than you bargained for! I used to travel Plymouth - Paddington numerous times a week - it's fun trying to ex...Jump to post
Would love to have flown on the F27, but sadly never managed to. I think they are all gone now. F28-1000C / -4000 Airquarious Aviation (-4000) LADE - Lineas Aereas del Estado (-1000C) F50 Air Baltic CityJet Denim Air KLM Cityhopper VLM Airlines F70 KLM cityhopper F100 Austrian Airlines Avanti Airlin...Jump to post
Not that many airlines, but a sizeable percentage of my flights have been on Dash 8s - at one point it was every other flight with over 100 flights on Air Southwest and something like 50 on flyBe. Dash 8-100 / -Q200 / -300 / Q300 / Q400: Air Baltic (Q400) Air Iceland (-100) Air New Zealand (Q300) Ai...Jump to post
I caught most on their way out of service, sadly: BAC 1-11 Business Jet Access (400) BAe Jetstream 31 / 32 / 41 Blue Islands (32 / 32EP) Eastern Airways (41) Highland Airways (31) Varsity Express / Links Air (31) BAe ATP / HS 748 Air North (748) SATA Air Accores (ATP) BAe 146-100 / -100A / -200 / 20...Jump to post
I quite like the CRJs, especially the 900s - I was flying them a few times a week at one point and they never felt like a drag CRJ 100 Air Nostrum (100LR) Eurowings (100ER) CRJ 200 Air Nostrum (200ER) Atlantic Southeast Airlines for Delta Connection (200ER) Belavia (200ER) Endeavour Air (200LR) CRJ ...Jump to post
The 757s will be gone very, very soon - there are just two left now Last night I was deliberating booking a LGW-HER-ATH-LTN trip for this morning, flying the 757-200 outbound to HER. After the flight last week, G-OOBN positioned to St Athan for scrapping. In the end I couldn't justify the hassle and...Jump to post
I do love an Embraer - those windows! :D E110 Pineapple Air E120 Tandem Aero E135 ER - bmi Regional LR - JetSuiteX E140 LR - Envoy Air (AA) E145 EP - bmi Regional EP - ExpressJet EU - BA Connect EU - FlyBe LR - Western Air MP - Regional E170-100 LR - Alitalia Express SE - Republic (DL) SR - BA CityF...Jump to post
A few, but still not enough - I really enjoy flying the A340 A340-200 Royal Jordanian A340-300 Air China Iberia LAN Chile Lufthansa SAS TAP Air Portugal A340-500 Etihad A340-600 Iberia Lufthansa Qatar Airways Virgin Atlantic Still hopeful that I will add Swiss and Edelweiss at some point in the next...Jump to post
As already mentioned, Aeroflot claimed this title decades ago. At one point they operated more than 1000 An-2s alone and served 3,600 destinations. If you had permission to go, Aeroflot would get you there. not counting economically unreasonable systems :P But that wasn't the question originally as...Jump to post
As already mentioned, Aeroflot claimed this title decades ago.
At one point they operated more than 1000 An-2s alone and served 3,600 destinations. If you had permission to go, Aeroflot would get you there.
Obviously they're making the same mistakes Norwegian made. A base in Gatwick, they must be utterly crazy! Flying out of Gatwick, or anywhere in the UK for that matter, is just asking for high fares. Anywhere in the US is over 2000 miles, therefor the long haul APD rate applies. That's £84 in econom...Jump to post
Not a huge number, I mostly prefer to fly the A330-340 or 767 families, as I'm not a fan of 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 seating. B777-200(A) Air China United Airlines B777-200ER Air France Alitalia United Airlines B777-200LR Air Canada Ethiopian Airlines Qatar Airways B777-300(A) Cathay Pacific Thai Airways B777...Jump to post
Well if we are talking the entire family of aircraft: Boeing 717-200 AeBal Spanair Vololtea DC-9-50 Delta Air Lines DC-9-82 Alitalia SAS Snowflake DC-9-83 American Airlines Spanair DC-9-87 Iberia MD-88 Aerolineas Argentinas Austral Delta Air Lines Iberia MD-90-30 Delta Air Lines Hello Dan :)Jump to post
When the AZ error fares were around, me and a mate flew MXP-FCO AZ E170 FCO-CDG AF A321 CDG-SIN AF A380 SIN-CDG AF A380 CDG-TRN AZ 320 TRN-BRI AZ 319 All for the price of €80’s Nice one, wasn't there a Tokyo deal too? Ahh you've got to love the AZ error fares. There were a bunch of cheap options, b...Jump to post
Has an actual date been announced yet? Everything I have seen is pretty vague - 'from November' - does that mean the 1st, or some time later during the month.
I have a trip booked for the 3rd November, which I'd written off. But I'm interested as now this means that I may actually go after all.
I've only flown on a couple of MAXs, but found them to be noisier in the cabin than the A320NEO. Externally both are wonderfully quiet. I live under a departure corridor for LGW, it's anecdotal but quite often you see an easyJet NEO following a TUI MAX to the same destination/region, and there's lit...Jump to post
Geneva is an interesting one. Years ago whilst backpacking I hiked out of the airport on the French side to reach my hotel. The access road goes under the runway, so you are walking through France with Switzerland above you. There are a bunch of literal cross border airports in the US / Canada - one...Jump to post